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Eraser (1996)

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A Witness Protection specialist becomes suspicious of his co-workers when dealing with a case involving high-tech weapons.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... U.S. Marshal John 'The Eraser' Kruger
... U.S. Marshal Robert DeGuerin
... Lee Cullen
... WitSec Chief Beller
... Johnny Casteleone
... William Donohue
... WitSec Deputy Monroe
... Undersecretary of Defense Daniel Harper
... WitSec Agent Calderon
... WitSec Agent Schiffer
... Tony Two-Toes
... J. Scar
... FBI Agent Corman
Robert Miranda ... Frediano
... Claire Isaacs
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Storyline

U.S. Marshal deputy John Kruger is one of the toughest Marshals, his methods are to "Erase" The identities of his witnesses he is assigned to protect. Meanwhile, a woman named Lee Cullen who works for a corporation named Cyrez performed an undercover job for the FBI to unveil a top secret weapon which uses an electromagnetic pulse to dispatch targets. Cyrez discovered this about Lee and are now out to kill her, Kruger's job is now to protect Lee so she can testify against Cyrez. But, when Kruger was assigned to perform a job with another Marshal named Robert Deguerin, he discovers that Deguerin is behind some kind of scam that will involve the EM Gun, which will change hands to a Russian criminal if Kruger does not stop them, Kruger must not only protect Lee's life but his own. Written by John Wiggins

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He will erase your past to protect your future.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent action throughout and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 June 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El protector  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,566,446, 23 June 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$101,295,562

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$242,295,562
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A house was constructed by the crew just for an explosion. It's an exact replica of a real house in the same Queens neighborhood. See more »

Goofs

When Johnny C. parks the limo on the train tracks at the end and gets out, the rear tires of the car are shown directly on the tracks. In the long shot as the crossing gates are coming down, however, the limo is now completely straddling the tracks. See more »

Quotes

Perimeter Guy: [on his walkie-talkie] Sir, I have a situation here.
Tony Two Toes: [to Dock Guard] You certainly do.
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Connections

Referenced in Hitman 2: Silent Assassin (2002) See more »

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Caught A Train
Written and Produced by Trevor Rabin
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Better than I remember
5 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

I just saw "Eraser" again, and I am suprised to find that I enjoyed it more than when I saw it before. It Delivers thrills, laughs and lot of action. Schwarzenegger is not Robert DeNiro, but he is likeable in his role here. The story is intriguing: A U.S. Marshall that erases peoples identities. This is not Schwarzengger's best movie but it is definitly worth a look.


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